The new partnership offers convenient, fast and reliable grocery delivery within an hour from nearly 2,000 stores.
DoorDash, a leading last-mile logistics platform in the US, and Albertsons Companies, one of the nation’s top grocers, has announced a new partnership to offer on-demand grocery delivery from nearly 2,000 well-known Albertsons banner stores across the country. This will include Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, and more from the DoorDash marketplace app.
As expectations for convenience, speed and ease continue to grow, consumers can now order groceries and essentials on-demand for delivery within an hour through DoorDash’s top-rated marketplace with no time slot, queues, or minimum order size required. Albertsons will offer more than 40,000 grocery items from stores for delivery via DoorDash, including fresh and prepared food, core grocery, floral and convenience items at select stores.
Whether shopping for a week’s worth of groceries or grabbing a few fresh ingredients for the perfect weeknight meal, consumers can now shop on the DoorDash app to fulfil all of their grocery needs conveniently.. In addition, in select markets, customers can order groceries through their local Albertsons Cos. store’s website for same-day delivery powered through DoorDash Drive, DoorDash’s white-label fulfilment platform that powers direct delivery for any business.
“Consumers’ desire to get everything in their neighbourhood on-demand has increased dramatically. We are thrilled to partner with Albertsons, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the world, as they expand their already strong local footprint beyond their four walls to offer consumers convenient access to on-demand grocery delivery,” said Fuad Hannon, Head of New Verticals at DoorDash. “Leveraging our extensive logistics network and Albertson’s wide selection of fresh groceries, we are creating a one-stop-shop for customers to access any of the essentials they need, delivered to their doorstep within an hour.”
“We are committed to expanding our delivery experience to meet our customers’ needs whenever, wherever and however they want,” said Chris Rupp, Chief Customer and Digital Officer, Albertsons Companies. “Our partnership with DoorDash is the next step in our digital transformation to help make our customers’ lives easier and help answer the perennial question, ‘What’s for dinner tonight?'”
The partnership includes both immediate and long-term initiatives, including supporting the expansion of Albertsons’ first-party grocery delivery business with DoorDash Drive, launching a custom loyalty program, expanding delivery hours, and offering a unique selection including speciality items prepared meals, meal kits and new concepts.
Today’s announcement builds upon DoorDash’s expansion into new categories beyond food in service of helping local businesses extend beyond their four walls while connecting consumers with all the best in their local neighbourhood. DoorDash has partnered with local and national household names across industries, including convenience, grocery, pets, retail and pharmacy delivery.
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Albertsons Cos. has made numerous strides in digital transformation this past year, with digital sales growth up 258% in the last fiscal year. From refining and expanding micro fulfilment operations, enhancing online delivery nationwide and offering DriveUp & Go™ in more than 1,400 store locations, the retailer is continuing to invest in ways that make shopping more effortless and more convenient.